I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words #6‘ and this is my post for Day 1 in response to the prompt ‘Write about a treasure you have’.
Long ago I read somewhere that the only relationship one gets to have a say in choosing is friendships. All the rest of the relationships are either entrusted to us by the virtue of birth or marriage.
The best of the friendships are those where the persons involved contribute in uplifting each other with positivity and understanding.
Do you remember how important it used to be for us in kindergarten to promptly answer to the frequently posed question to us – ‘Who is your best friend’? And we always promptly answered furnishing our best friend’s name with a sense of pride. Having a best friend was the ultimate thing.
Then, we kept adding friends as we moved on along the way in life, right through school, college and the work place/s. Many moved away during the course while many new moved into our lives. Their faces changed in tune with whoever we were at a given point of time.
After going through the roller coaster of half of my lifetime (I do not see myself beyond seventy), the friends I have come to cherish most are the ones I have made through blogging. Although most of them are virtual, they are the closest to me because no one understands me better than they do. They have been with me in my good times and bad times and in times of illnesses and injuries. They are the ones strengthening my belief in myself. They are the ones who share my love for books, who are kind to me and are far from judgement.
My cherished treasure are my blogging friends.
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